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OPERA PROGRAMS – Italian Language for Opera

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Artistic Advisor: Kathryn Hartgrove

Learn Italian in Italy while improving your singing skills at Centro Studi Italiani

The Centro Studi Italiani Opera Festival takes place every summer and offers, through its dedicated Italian Language for Opera Courses, young singers and instrumentalists the opportunity to focus on the intensive study of the Italian language while working on their Italian repertoire and performing in front of an Italian audience.


Location Urbania


Total Hours Flexible


Course Structure Flexible


Course Length Flexible


Entry Level All


Price Upon request

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Different types of Opera Programs for vocalists, instrumentalists, pianists, coaches, accompanists are hosted each year. Programs’ length varies from 2 to 5 weeks and they all include daily study of the Italian language, along with conversation and cultural classes. All opera programs include individual weekly coaching sessions with particular emphasis on Italian art songs and/or operatic repertoire.

Throughout the festival, numerous performance opportunities are available, both in Urbania and throughout the Marche region.

Each summer, vocal master classes are presented in each Opera Program. Since 1985 students and faculty have enjoyed attending master classes held by internationally acclaimed artists and pedagogues such as Fedora Barbieri, Anita Cerquetti, Enza Ferrari, Mirella Freni, Luisa Macnez, Eva Mei, Mario Melani, Paola Molinari, Maria Parazzini, Bruno Praticò, Cecilia Valdenassi, Alberto Zedda, Mariella Devia, Barbara Frittoli, and Richard Bonynge.



This course is available at the following locations:

Registration and Price


Season 2022 includes the following programs:
- Fio Italia (July 2nd - August 7th, 2022)
- Lingua e Lirica Italiana per la Cina (July 24th - August 20th, 2022)
- Urbania Opera Studio (August 21st - September 4th, 2022)
All general enquiries including the audition acceptance process should be addressed directly to each program.

Listen to what our students say. Literally.

"L’italiano non è solo una lingua. È cultura, amore, famiglia, e devi essere proprio lì per capirlo."

Anthony Lopez (Panama)

“Era una memoria importante nella mia vita quando studiavo l’italiano al Centro Studi Italiani”

Guo Jiayi (China)

“I miei insegnanti erano incredibili! Devo tutto quello che ho imparato a loro.”

“CSI Urbania ha ottimi insegnanti e è un ambiente ideale per immergersi nell’italiano”

Jean-Pierre Deruddere (Australia)

“Centro Studi Italiani tiene un posto speciale nel mio cuore”

Laura Stedge (USA)